CIRCLEVILLE—Westfall Volleyball is district champions for 2021. The Lady Mustangs swept the Huntington Lady Huntsmen in three sets Saturday to win the championship.
Going into the game, Westfall had an impressive 20-4 overall record. However, Huntington’s record of 18-6 was nothing the Lady Mustangs could ignore.
The first set was the tightest of the night, ending 25-22. After this tight set, there was a fall in the second set. Finishing with a score of 25-14, head coach Stacy Caudill praised the Lady Mustangs for their solid defensive play.
“We worked hard to serve aggressively and our defense really got stronger for us!”
After the match ended in the third set with the score at 25-19, a few players stood out from the game.
All season, seniors Marissa Mullins, Hailey Young and Claire Latham have led Westfall’s volleyball team offensively. All three players have been recognized by the league and other teams as Westfall’s most dangerous players, and that didn’t change on Saturday.
Of course, three players is not a complete team, and coach Caudill was keen to congratulate some of the younger members of the squad.
“I want to thank sophomore Lauryn Blackburn for stepping up and playing a great game,” Caudill said Monday.
Blackburn made the varsity team last year as a rookie and only improved in his sophomore year. She was named player of the game for Saturday’s district final.
As district champions, the Lady Mustangs continue their postseason campaign against Wheelersburg Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on neutral ground at Logan High School.
The Wheelersburg Lady Pirates are also coming off a 3-0 victory on Saturday. They swept Zane Trace, earning an overall record of 21-3 so far this year.
Coach Caudill is ready for a tough game.
“We know we are facing a difficult team with an excellent coaching staff. We have to bring our A game.”